Please, Ladies and Gentlemen reference, take a place as we begin this fascinating investigation on catalysts for hydroprocessing. Imagine a region with a lot of crude oil, impurities and unwanted materials. This area is just waiting to be transformed into something valuable. Right now, that is the place we are picturing.
Sulfurs, nitrogens, and many other pollutants are also found in animals. However, since our catalytic saviors have come into the rescue, you don’t need to worry. They appear as knights-in-shining armor to save us, converting crude petroleum into cleaner and valuable fuels.
As in an alchemist’s dream, the goal of hydroprocessing is to transform components that are less valuable into something valuable. When crude enters the unit for hydroprocessing, it is first in contact with our tried and tested catalysts. They are also known as sulfur whisperers for their ability to remove sulfur and make crude oil cleaner and greener. Ta-da! Even after removing the other contaminant, one remains.
Our next target is the complex hydrocarbon chains of crude oil. They do this by slicing up and breaking the hydrocarbons, resulting in smaller molecules. Imagine that this is a process performed within a refined gasoline factory. The catalysts serve as the dancers.
Don’t you agree? After this stage the hydroprocessing is continued. This is almost like a thorough cleaner that will remove every bit of dirt. It is like turning the lead into pure gold. The only difference is that instead of lead being turned into gold cleaner and more energy efficient fuels get transformed. Remember to use hydroprocessing fuel catalysts the next you fill your car up with gas or light the stove.